Originally posted by ItsEvolutionBaby
Dr. Mercola is a truth teller.
He was all over the scam behind the flu vaccines.
Aspartame is in almost all the chewing gums. One of the side effects is stomach cramping.
As I recall from another ats thread, chiclets and fruit stripe gum don't contain aspartame, but are made with sugar.
Since learning this, I have not been able to find any, but I know I've seen chiclets somewhere.
A conspiracy that really hit home - Aspartame Poisoning
"Aspartame is another primary excitotoxin. It has been used for years as a sweetener in soft drinks and has lately been put into numerous other foods. It is hidden in canned juices, protein powders, protein bars and much more. Its use has been linked to MS symptoms, brain tumors, sudden death in athletes, Parkinson's disease, brain fog, learning disabilities, ADHD, birth defects, diabetes, emotional disorders, seizures, migraines and more. Diabetics and young women are at particular risk, as they drink a lot of diet soft drinks. A good web site for information on aspartame is www.dorway.com."
- Susan E. Schenck, The Live Food Factor: The Comprehensive Guide to the Ultimate Diet for Body, Mind, Spirit & Planet
"It is known to be an excitotoxin, which means it damages nerve cells. Animal studies have also shown that it causes damage to the brain. Also ax anything that has the following additives—a study published in The Lancet in September 2007 found that common food additives and colorings can increase hyperactive behavior in children.4 Remember: the more chemicals you put into your body, the more they add to your toxic load and the more it will slowly wear your system down and lead to Spent."
- Frank Lipman, Mollie Doyle, Spent: Revive: Stop Feeling Spent and Feel Great Again
"Soda beverage companies are allowed to use aspartame, a chemical excitotoxin that breaks down into chemical constituents such as formaldehyde that cause nerve damage, according to Dr. Russell Blaylock, an expert on excitotoxins. And yet all these chemicals are readily allowed by the FDA in foods and drugs. Apparently, some bona fide poisons are safe at low doses, according to the FDA, but ephedra, which never directly destroyed a single liver, heart, or brain cell, is declared unsafe at any dose."
- Mike Adams, Natural Health Solutions
"Aspartame is also an excitotoxin. Its only active ingredient, phenylalanine, is an amino acid that helps govern the function of the brain and nervous system. When too much phenylalanine hits the brain, it can cause hyperactivity and other behavioral symptoms. Because many food additives cause intolerance, rather than IgE allergy or IgG sensitivity, you may need to perform elimination challenges to see if these additives are causing problems. Another practical approach is simply to look for reactions when your child does eat one of these food additives."
- Kenneth Bock, Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders
"Aspartame is composed of the excitotoxin aspartic acid; phenylalanine; and methanol, a known eye toxin." General Anti-Diabetogenic Diet The following charts show low-glycemic, low-insulin-score Rainbow Green food for Phases 1.0 and 1.5 of the Tree of Life cuisine program. RAINBOW GREEN CUISINE, PHASE 1."
- Gabriel Cousens, There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program
And I agree
Originally posted by bluemirage5
reply to post by Lil Drummerboy
It's not just fluoride in your water; thats the least of your worries.....
if you ever have time watch Fire Water, it's an Australian documentary on what really goes in our water and you'll find the exact same results in the USA.
Originally posted by beckybecky
It adds to the huge amount of evidence already about this dangerous substance being added to food.
Originally posted by havok
You know what to do?
Stop eating junk food and diet sodas thinking you're gonna lose weight!
Originally posted by Turq1
I'm surprised that they're allowing it for organic food...
They sure seem to be trying hard to spread artificial sweeteners.
n 1997, in response to mounting concern over serious side effects of ephedra, the FDA proposed a ban on products containing 8 mg or more of ephedrine alkaloids and stricter labeling of low-dose ephedra supplements. The FDA also proposed that ephedra labels be required to disclose known health risks of ephedra, such as heart attack, stroke, or death. In response, the supplement industry created a public relations group, the Ephedra Education Council, to lobby against the labeling requirements, and commissioned a scientific review by a private consulting firm, which reported that ephedra was safe. The Ephedra Education Council also attempted to block publication of a study confirming wide discrepancies between the labeled potency of supplements and the actual amount of ephedra in the product. During this time, Metabolife, makers of the best-selling brand of ephedra supplement, had received over 14,000 complaints of adverse events associated with its product; these reports were not provided to the FDA. Senators Orrin Hatch and Tom Harkin, authors of the Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act, questioned the scientific basis for the FDA's proposed labeling changes, arguing that the reported problems were insufficient to warrant regulatory action. At the time, Hatch's son was working for a firm hired to lobby Congress and the FDA on behalf of ephedra manufacturers. In addition to the activities of the Ephedra Education Council, Metabolife spent more than $4 million between 1998 and 2000 lobbying against state regulation of ephedra in Texas. Business Week reported that efforts to regulate ephedra and other potentially harmful supplements had been "beaten down by deep-pocketed industry lobbying." Ultimately, in 2000, the FDA withdrew the proposed labeling changes and restrictions. A review of ephedra-related adverse reactions, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2000, found a number of cases of sudden cardiac death or severe disability resulting from ephedra use, many of which occurred in young adults using ephedra in the labeled dosages. Subsequently, in response to pressure from the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen, Metabolife was compelled by the Department of Justice in 2002 to turn over reports of over 15,000 ephedra-related adverse events, ranging from insomnia to death, which the company had previously withheld from the FDA. Use of ephedra was considered to have possibly contributed to the death of Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Korey Stringer from heatstroke in 2001.
As for dose, she gave the rats a daily dose of NutraSweet comparable to 14 cans of diet soda per day for the females, and 13 cans for the males.